New Golf BlueMotion That Does 88.3 MPG Goes on Sale in Britain
The car is powered by the latest version of the 1.6-liter TDI equipped with Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems. With 110 PS and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal, it should give you plenty of poke.
To make it more economical, engineers fitted it with a six-speed manual gearbox that has longer gears, low rolling resistance tires, better aerodynamics thanks to a reduced ride height, a masked off upper grille, underbody panels to reduce drag and a set of small spoilers behind the C-pillar to improve air flow.
The result is a family hatchback that only requires you feed it one gallon every 88.3 miles. Yes, that's right, 88.3 mpg UK 3.2 l/100km), equivalent to CO2 emissions of 85 g/km. Put that in your exhaust pipe and smoke it!
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